Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on other jazz vocalists.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Nobody's Blues But Mine Bessie Smith 1
2003 Bessie Smith Vol. 2 'St. Louis Blues': Original Recordings 1924-1925 Bessie Smith 1
2003 Downhearted Blues (Original 1923-1924 Recordings) Bessie Smith 1
Blue Spirit Blues Bessie Smith 1
I'm Wild About That Thing Bessie Smith 1
Les Genies du Jazz (Tome 1, No. 12):Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 1
The Complete Recordings, Volume 01 (Frog) Bessie Smith 1
The Empress Bessie Smith 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1951 The Bessie Smith Story, Volume 1 Bessie Smith 1
1970 The World's Greatest Blues Singer Bessie Smith 1
1986 Great Original Performances: 1925-1933 Bessie Smith 1
1987 Original Jazz Recordings 1925-1933 Bessie Smith 1
1989 The Collection Bessie Smith 1
1990 The Gold Collection: 40 Classic Performances Bessie Smith 1
1990 Bessie Smith: The Greatest Blues Singer in the World Bessie Smith 1
1991 1923-1933 Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Complete Recordings, Volume 1 Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Complete Recordings, Volume 2 Bessie Smith 1
1991 The Legendary King Oliver, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong King Oliver, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong 1
1992 The Complete Recordings, Volume 3 Bessie Smith 1
1993 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 31: Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith 2
1993 Bessie Smith Sings the Jazz Bessie Smith 1
1993 The Blues Collection 9: Classic Blues Bessie Smith 2
1993 The Complete Recordings, Volume 4 Bessie Smith 1
1994 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1923 Bessie Smith 1
1994 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1923-1924 Bessie Smith 1
1995 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1924-1925 Bessie Smith 1
1995 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1925-1927 Bessie Smith 1
1996 An Introduction to Bessie Smith: Her Best Recordings 1923-1933 Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1927-1928 Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1928-1929 Bessie Smith 1
1996 The Complete Recordings, Volume 5 Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Essential Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 1
1997 Jazz Greats, Volume 38: Bessie Smith: Preachin' the Blues Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Chronological Classics: Bessie Smith 1929-1933 Bessie Smith 1
1997 The Quintessence: The Empress 1923-1933 Bessie Smith 1
1998 The Masters Bessie Smith 1
2001 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith 1
2002 Great Divas Bessie Smith 1
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 2
2005 Greatest Hits Bessie Smith 1
2006 Queen of the Blues, Volume 1 Bessie Smith 1
2006 The Undisputed Queen Of The Blues Bessie Smith 1
2007 The Undisputed Queen of the Blues, Volume 1 Bessie Smith 1
2010 The Anthology Bessie Smith 1
2011 The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Bessie Smith Bessie Smith 5 1
Bessie Smith Blues Queen Bessie Smith 1
Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith 1
I Ain’t Got Nobody Bessie Smith / Josh White 1
Jazz 'n' Blues Bessie Smith 1

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